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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jina E. Kim Mass media radio culture and literature occupied an important and large space in the making of 1970s culture under Park Chung Hee’s Yushin regime. Radio technology and the sounds produced by radio broadcasting indelibly came to be used by the state to maneuver and discipline the masses...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
... the youth in the 1960s and 1970s. As the authoritarian regime started noticing and clamping down on the “threat” of the youth culture, Shin Joong Hyun and other group-sound musicians were making a breakthrough in the mainstream popular culture. In 1975 the regime banned and censored Shin and other musicians...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 389–421.
Published: 01 August 2018
... speakers of different languages. First, using imperfect or absent subtitles, Ahmad steers attention away from dialogue’s linguistic meaning, toward the purely acoustic pleasures of dueling cultural phonemes or prosody—what language simply sounds like. The soundscape harbors an aesthetic that transcends...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., instrumental rationality of capitalism and bureaucratic control, Nakai inquired into the essence of technology as manifested in everyday mass culture. Similar to other contemporary thinkers on technology in Japan and elsewhere, Nakai viewed technology as acts of invention and poiesis in the world; however, he...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 281–301.
Published: 01 May 2023
... with what cultures of labor in the twenty-first century could sound like. Among all ten tracks, the cross-pollination of musical genres and elements is so consistent that it is audible within each song. Xu Duo contributes two of the most rock and roll–sounding songs—“Dongtian li de youji duiyuan” 冬天里的游击队员...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the Story of Rural Reconstruction, which the author has been engaged in, together with many volunteers, and which works for the integration of environmental protection and the reconstruction of rural culture. As Western-style modernization is not appropriate for China, which is superpopulous with extremely...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Sudarat Musikawong; Malinee Khumsupa Abstract None of the perpetrators involved in the October 6, 1976, massacre in Thailand have been brought to justice. It has been this “culture of impunity” that limits the possibility of truth projects. Past state violence has been protected by the country's...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
... demos, in deference to the presence of large sound systems, the protests use the nomadic reclamation of space, dancing, DJ-ing, and music characteristic of global rave culture to push an Hayashi and McKnight Good-bye Kitty, Hello War 91...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 337–341.
Published: 01 May 2016
... regime in 2010, Tausig shows that by employing the disci- plines of ethnomusicology and sound studies he can analyze how cultures are, paraphrasing him, structured as interventions into modernization and self-­production, to say nothing...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to the Periphery: Chinese Documentary’s Visual Conjec- tures,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 16, no. 1 (2004): 67. 14. Ambient sound is the term used by Michael Chion for the kind of background sound that positions 22:2  Spring 2014...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in the density of its context is here reinvigorated by an emphasis on the way that cultures are shaped and negotiated by sound and listening. The resulting scholarship has taken a variety of forms, from the ethnographic to the historical, from close...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 February 2020
... . Wang Peggy . 2012 . “ Subversion, Culture Shock, and ‘Women’s Art’: An Interview with Lin Tianmiao .” n.paradoxa , January . www.ktpress.co.uk/article-abstract.asp . Welland Sasha Su-Ling . 2018 . Experimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art . Durham...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... the viewer's attention to its forgotten history or the memory of the people who occupy it. Second, more significantly, these documentaries’ emphasis on the audiovisual qualities of a place or landscape by framing it as an autonomous entity and creating the disparity of image and sound marks remarkable...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 421–457.
Published: 01 May 1999
... the bonds its culture provides is the act that initiates the poetic.-Walter A. Davis This essay will take as its starting point the general thesis that the work of art represents an originary way of experiencing the world, an artist’s strug...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
... collaborating during African Sound Party, Escola Alegria, Seoul, 2014. Photo by Soo Ryon Yoon. Yoon Artists or Slave Laborers? 331 both the performers and the audiences mutual respect for African dia- sporic cultures that circulated across the world. More than that, however, the defamiliarization...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 382–405.
Published: 01 May 1994
.... Linda Hoaglund translated and edited the conversation, which Peter Grilli, a specialist in Japanese film and culture, conducted in Japanese. Hoaglund also pro- vided the brief biographical essay that precedes the interview...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 570–602.
Published: 01 August 1994
..., and violence. In the work of May Fourth-era critical realists like Lu Xun, execution grounds, battlefields, riot-torn streets, and homes sundered by domestic violence are privileged sites through which politics, society, and culture...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 267–290.
Published: 01 May 2021
... to reconsider what it means to have a voice at all. Although much of this article concerns texts about whistling from a time when this sound was often practiced, it does not attempt to reconstruct the acoustics of whistling; instead, literary representation is its concern. Rather than writing a cultural...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 523–527.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., 2022). Yurou Zhong is an associate professor of East Asian studies at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include modern Chinese literature and culture, writing systems and literacy, history of linguistic thought, and sound studies. She is the author of Chinese Grammatology: Script...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 451–452.
Published: 01 May 2021
... parle and Cultural Critique. Derek J. Kramer is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto. His research examines North and South Korean popular science writing on atomic technology during the early decades of the Cold War. Christian Sorace is an assistant professor of political science...